NANAY KO 2 director Mallorie Ortega

#FF Fri Fundraisers for Sept. 29, 2017

Have you heard? In a massive move by Seed & Spark, independent filmmakers have been invited to join a very special crowdfunding rally called “Hometown Heroes.” Winners will have their feature film executive produced by the Duplass Bros and receive up to $25,000. The concept:

Great stories happen everywhere. And great film can be created anywhere. The Hometown Heroes Crowdfunding Rally champions the next generation of filmmakers making movies with their local community and resources: talent, locations, production houses and partners.

Follow the films YOU want to see, and contribute to the campaigns that speak to you. The top 10 projects that reach the green light and have the most followers by October 13, 2017 will qualify for the finals and get to pitch The Duplass Brothers.

It’s one of the reasons our list is so long this week – I’ve tried to pull out a selection of the Hometown Heroes projects directed by women (see blue) so you can dive in and support some projects in the final days of the competition. Even if you can’t give the big bucks, a follow is also key in helping these projects qualify.

Show that hometown love!

                                                                                                        — Sarah

Reminder: All of the projects listed below have female directors at the helm OR they are projects that benefit women directors (e.g., film festivals, funds, etc).  The campaigns at the top of the list are the ones ending soonest, so get in there and support ASAP (with $$ or an RT on Twitter). Click the titles to go directly to each project’s crowdfunding page, those in italics are new additions this week.

Thanks for visiting and thank you very much for helping us support and raise awareness about WOMEN DIRECTORS AT WORK!

Crowdfunding Projects for Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

SIX YEAR OLD FEARS, directed by Lauren Anders Brown – @LABCollaborate

AMAZONIA LOT 1-AB, directed by Nicole Karsin – @AmazoniaLot1AB, @NicoleKarsin

AWKWARDLY, directed by several – @AwkwardlySeries, @itsnikkicoble (creator)

ACID TEST, directed by Jenny Waldo – @AcidTestFilm

THE ATAVIST, directed by Cameo Wood – @atavistfilm @cameo

BRING ME AN AVOCADO, directed by Maria Mealla – @bringmeavocado

EPIPHANY, directed by Koula Kazista – @epiphany_movie

FANTASTIC SANTA MONACO, directed by Alexia Anastasio – @alexiaanastasio

MILES UNDERWATER, directed by Jen Prince – @MilesUnderwater @Jennotben

THE MISEDUCATION OF BINDU, directed by Prarthana Mohan – @MisEdBindu

NANAY KO 2, directed by Mallorie Ortega – @nanaykomovie

A ROOM FULL OF NOTHING, co-directed by Elena Weinberg & Duncan Coe – @ARFONmovie

THE WAY IT GOES, co-directed by Lolo Loren & Patrick Poe – @ixproductions

WHAT LIES WEST, directed by Jessica Ellis – @baddestmamajama

WE GO HIGHER, directed by Sara Hirsh Bordo & Delaney Colaio – @delaneycolaio @wegohigherfilm

FREE, directed by Jen Kim – @JenKimCreative

MARISOL, directed by Zoé Salicrup Junco – @Form_Pressure


If you’d like your project included in our next #FF Fri Fundraiser post, please email us with the details listed HERE.



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